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Be vigilant at banks

On Saturday morning a local resident allegedly almost became a victim of a robbery in Walvis Bay after she withdrew a substantial amount of money and two suspect persons followed her with a vehicle.

When she realised she was being followed, she informed the police who then acted immediately. According to the officer the culprit “was arrested approximately a year ago for breaking and entry into vehicles. We cannot charge him…

Nampol patrol a success

Nampol, along with the Walvis Bay Neighbourhood Watch and the Walvis Bay Traffic Department had an operation this past weekend which according to the Traffic department was a success.

According to the Senior Traffic Officer, Mr Clifton (Jakes) Jacobs, the operation went well and nothing serious occurred. “Five persons were taken into custody for drunk driving. There were three accidents reported, but it was fortunately nothing serious. We took six vehicles off the road that…

Child murder suspect in court

 Naambo Wilemina David made another appearance in the Walvis Magistrate court yesterday facing a charge of murder after she allegedly killed her newborn baby.

David was arrested in November last year after it was discovered she had been pregnant and had given birth to the baby on her own in secret in a…

Business

New Zoomlion RT crane delivered

Izzy Cranes Namibia and Crane Link delivered a new Zoomlion RT35 harsh landscape crane at their premises in the Industrial area, to the proud new owners, Namibia Stevedoring Services  (NSS). This crane is the first 2015 (new design) RT35 in the country, and can lift and manoeuvre up to 35 tonnes of freight in the port.

Izzy Cranes are the Namibian operators for Zoomlion, one of the main six of the Global Construction Machinery Manufacturers. Mr Mark Bates from Zoomlion…

Roads and Traffic

Trucks, condition of traffic signs pose danger

The newspaper recently received complaints regarding several areas in Walvis Bay where vehicle driver’s view is either obstructed by parked trucks, or the road traffic signs are not clearly visible, posing danger to road users

According to the complaints, the trucks that obstruct a driver’s view are a real danger and have allegedly been posing a danger for a very long time, without anything constructive being done to solve the…

Education

LHU long-term commitment to education

Shortages of textbooks in Namibian schools have been the major contribution to the high rate of failures amongst the learners in secondary and high schools. A textbook is the most accessible guide for a learner.

Langer Heinrich Uranium (LHU) mine have over the past years identified the need of textbook at the schools in Swakopmund and decided to commit in giving back to the community which it operates in. Langer Heinrich Uranium (PTY) LTD (LHU) had a…

“Operation bounce back”- Ministry of Education

 The Ministry of Education announced its plan to improve the Junior Secondary Certificate results at a stake holders meeting held last week at Swakopmund Primary school.

According to the director of education in the Erongo Region, John /Awaseb, the Ministry is…

 
 
 

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The goal to raise N$500 000 for Mellissa Bester to cover her medical costs, has reached its halfway mark.

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Albatross Task Force in Action

Sarah Yates and Clemens Naomab from the Albatross Task Force is a team of skilled, at-sea instructors working with the Namibia Nature Foundation. Over the past weeks, they visited various local schools introducing and educating them about the Albatross.

Their aim is to instruct youngsters, to help conserve these eminent flying creatures, so that future generations will have a chance to also admire them. A very important part to promote public awareness lies in educating the…

Slang op man se erf

‘n Hentiesbaai inwoner het Woensdagaand op ‘n slang afgekom in sy erf toe hy ‘n stopkraan wou toedraai. Hy sê dit was die eerste keer dat hy op ‘n slang in Hentiesbaai afkom.

“Ek het Woensdagaand ’n slang op my erf gekry en dié van kant gemaak, omdat die slang aggresief was teenoor my. Ek was nie seker of hy sou byt nie. Ek is baie bang vir slange. Of ’n slang giftig is of nie, ek sal nie kanse vat nie. Dit is die eerste keer dat ek ’n slang in Hentiesbaai teëkom, maar ek is…

Pangolin visits Kuisebmond

During the course of last week, Sinvula Reuben, came across what is known as a Pangolin. Late that specific night, his dog was barking non-stop and he went out to see what  was upsetting his dog. He found the creature, curled up into a ball. 

He immediately took it to shelter in his garage and kept it there until his cousin, Alfred Muhinda showed up to help. They put the pangolin in a container to keep him safe. The next day, they contacted the…

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Alcohol limit drop only a rumour

There have been rumours that the legal blood alcohol limit in Namibia might be lowered significantly, but the Walvis Bay Traffic Department says that it is not the case.

After recent reports that the legal alcohol limit in South Africa could drop from 0,05 to 0,02 or even zero, rumours surfaced that it might affect Namibia as well. We investigated and came to the conclusion that it is not the case. The spokesperson at the Walvis Bay Traffic Department said “the legal alcohol…

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